Category: Feminism

Ontario Boys

Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press | March 1, 2014 | 220 pages
Ontario Boys explores the preoccupation with boyhood in Ontario during the immediate postwar period, 1945–1960. It argues that a traditional version of boyhood was being rejuvenated in response to a population fraught with uncertainty, and suffering from insecurity, instability, and gender... More Info

Living Out Islam

December 6, 2013 | 280 pages
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Gender, Violence, and Human Security

November 15, 2013 | 336 pages
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Sister Outsider

Random House LLC | September 19, 2017 | 190 pages
The fourteen essays and speeches collected in this work, several of them published for the first time, span almost a decade of this Black lesbian feminnist's work. Lorde is unflinching in her observations and is lucid and clarifying in her coverage of a range of essential topics.  More Info

Gendered Commodity Chains

November 27, 2013 | 320 pages
Focuses on women and households as significant productive units of global production systems and brings gender and social reproduction into the theoretical center of global commodity and value chain analysis.  More Info

Women, Work, and Politics

Yale Univ Pr | August 30, 2011 | 224 pages
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End of Equality

Seagull Books | June 1, 2013 | 96 pages
Among liberal thinkers, there is an optimistic belief that men and women are on a cultural journey toward equality—in the workplace, on the street, and in the home. But observation and evidence both tell us that in many ways this progress has stopped and in some cases, even reversed.In The End of... More Info

Reclaiming the F Word

Zed Books | July 23, 2013 | 312 pages
Feminism is so last century. Surely in today's world the idea is irrelevant and unfashionable? Wrong. Since the turn of the millennium a new feminist movement has emerged to challenge these assumptions. Based on interviews with thousands of women, Reclaiming the F Word reveals the what, why and how... More Info

Enlightened sexism

Henry Holt & Company Books For Young Readers | March 2, 2010 | 354 pages
The author of Where the Girls Are blends humor with insight in order to take readers on a journey through the negative female stereotypes that are on full display via television programs, popular songs, movies and news coverage, in a book that argues that these stereotypes give the false message... More Info

Confronting Equality

Polity | November 15, 2011 | 200 pages
What does social equality mean now, in a world of markets, global power and new forms of knowledge? In this new book, Raewyn Connell combines vivid research with theoretical insight and radical politics to address this question. The focus moves across gender equality struggles, family change, class... More Info

Women Waging War and Peace

Continuum International Pub Group | September 8, 2011 | 256 pages
This collection of essays explores the role of women as they participate in both conflict and peacemaking. The essays, contributed by scholars and practitioners from around the world, do not look at women as victims or perpetrators, but instead examine their behavior in conflict zones and their... More Info

Excluded

Seal Press | September 24, 2013 | 224 pages
While many feminist and queer movements are designed to challenge sexism, they often simultaneously police gender and sexuality—sometimes just as fiercely as the straight, male-centric mainstream does. Among LGBTQ activists, there is a long history of lesbians and gay men dismissing bisexuals,... More Info

Vagina

Ecco | September 3, 2013 | 416 pages
Interweaving physiology, history and culture, this thought-provoking exploration of the vagina, presented by one of today's most respected cultural critics and thinkers, reveals the physical, political and spiritual implications for women and for society as a whole, in this startling scientific... More Info
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Communion

HarperCollins | December 24, 2002 | 272 pages
Renowned visionary and theorist bell hooks began her exploration of the meaning of love in American culture with the critically acclaimed All About Love: New Visions. She continued her national dialogue with the bestselling Salvation: Black People and Love. Now hooks culminates her triumphant... More Info

Pleasure's All Mine

Reaktion Books | October 1, 2013 | 352 pages
In Fifty Shades of Grey, troubled romantic hero Christian Grey brings lovely ingénue Anastasia Steele into his playroom filled with handcuffs, paddles, whips, and other toys. She is stunned to learn he is a practitioner of BDSM—a secret he protects with nondisclosure agreements. Even by our... More Info

The Cosmetic Gaze

MIT Press (MA) | March 9, 2012 | 240 pages
If the gaze can be understood to mark the disjuncture between how we see ourselves and how we want to be seen by others, the cosmetic gaze--in Bernadette Wegenstein's groundbreaking formulation--is one through which the act of looking at our bodies and those of others is already informed by the... More Info

The Book of Jezebel

Grand Central Publishing | October 22, 2013 | 288 pages
From Jezebel.com, the popular website for women, comes a must-read encyclopedic guide to pop culture, feminism, fashion, sex, and much more. Within months of Jezebel's May 2007 appearance on the new media scene, fans of the blog began referring to themselves as "Jezzies" in comment threads and... More Info

Do Muslim Women Need Saving?

November 12, 2013 | 280 pages
Frequent reports of honor killings, disfigurement, and sensational abuse have given rise to a consensus in the West, a message propagated by human rights groups and the media: Muslim women need to be rescued. Lila Abu-Lughod boldly challenges this conclusion. An anthropologist who has been writing... More Info

Nine Degrees of Justice

Zubaan Books | March 15, 2013 | 364 pages
From an early focus on rape, dowry, and sati—self-immolation—feminist struggles against violence to women in India have now moved to a wider terrain that includes issues rarely considered in the early days of the Indian feminist movement in the 1980s. In Nine Degrees of Justice, second- and... More Info

The Science of Herself

PM Press | November 1, 2013 | 128 pages
Widely respected in the so-called “mainstream” for her New York Times bestselling novels, Karen Joy Fowler is also a formidable, often controversial, and always exuberant presence in Science Fiction. Here she debuts a provocative new story written especially for this series. Set in the days of... More Info

Perversion for Profit

Columbia University Press | July 1, 2013 | 400 pages
While America is not alone in its ambivalence toward sex and its depictions, the preferences of the nation swing sharply between toleration and censure. This pattern has grown even more pronounced since the 1960s, with the emergence of the New Right and its attack on the "floodtide of filth" that... More Info

The Street Politics of Abortion

Stanford Law & Politics | August 21, 2013 | 256 pages
The Street Politics of Abortion uses three Supreme Court cases to consider the rise and fall of clinic-front anti-abortion protests in the 1980s and 1990s, and illustrates how these conflicts influenced the contemporary form of reproductive politics and the greater New Christian Right.  More Info

The Feminine Mystique

W. W. Norton & Company | September 3, 2013 | 592 pages
“If you've never read it, read it now.”—Arianna Huffington, O, The Oprah Magazine  More Info

Through the Door of Life

October 8, 2013 | 270 pages
National Jewish Book Award Finalist for Memoir  More Info

Silhouette of a Sparrow

Milkweed Editions | August 13, 2013 | 208 pages
During the summer of 1926 in the lake resort town of Excelsior, Minnesota, sixteen-year-old Garnet, who dreams of indulging her passion for ornithology, is resigned to marrying a nice boy and settling into middle-class homemaking until she takes a liberating job in a hat shop and begins an intense,... More Info
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Introducing Feminism

Icon Books | September 1, 2010 | 176 pages
Unique graphic introductions to big ideas and thinkers, written by experts in the field.  More Info

The Gentrification of the Mind: Witness to a Lost Imagination

University of California Press | August 1, 2013 | 192 pages
In this gripping memoir of the AIDS years (1981-1996), Sarah Schulman recalls how much of the rebellious queer culture, cheap rents, and a vibrant downtown arts movement vanished almost overnight to be replaced by gay conservative spokespeople and mainstream consumerism. Schulman takes us back to... More Info

Seriously!

University of California Press | August 1, 2013 | 248 pages
In Seriously! Cynthia Enloe, author of the groundbreaking analysis of globalization, Bananas, Beaches, and Bases, uses four contemporary political cases in order to discover what we learn if we take women and masculinities seriously. Who is taken seriously and who gets to bestow the label "serious"... More Info

Out Spoken

University of Regina Press | May 1, 2013 | 256 pages
"How is identity formed? If you were born in Canada, that makes you Canadian; if you were raised Jewish, that makes you a Jew, right? But what about a teenage boy from small town Saskatchewan who has a secret crush on the guy who sits next to him in homeroom? What does that make him? And how would... More Info

Redefining Rape

September 3, 2013 | 376 pages
The uproar over "legitimate rape" during the 2012 U.S. elections confirms that rape remains a word in flux, subject to political power and social privilege. Redefining Rape describes the forces that have shaped the meaning of sexual violence in the U.S., through the experiences of accusers,... More Info

Cunt

Seal Pr | October 15, 2002 | 373 pages
An ancient title of respect for women, the word “cunt” long ago veered off this noble path. Inga Muscio traces the road from honor to expletive, giving women the motivation and tools to claim “cunt” as a positive and powerful force in their lives. In this fully revised edition, she... More Info

Pink Sari Revolution

W. W. Norton | August 5, 2013 | 288 pages
A vibrant and inspiring portrait of third-world feminism emerges through this story of India's pink-sari-wearing, pink-baton-wielding Pink Gang.  More Info
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The dictionary of homophobia

Arsenal Pulp Pr Ltd | November 1, 2008 | 496 pages
A comprehensive, global history of homophobia, available in English for the first time.  More Info

A Queer and Pleasant Danger

Beacon Press (MA) | May 7, 2013 | 280 pages
The true story of a nice Jewish boy who joins the Church of Scientology and leaves twelve years later to become the lovely lady she is today From the Hardcover edition.  More Info

Don't Be So Gay!: Queers, Bullying, and Making Schools Safe

University of British Columbia Press | July 1, 2013 | 316 pages
Once viewed as an inevitable if unpleasant part of growing up, bullying is now recognized as a real threat to students' physical and psychological well-being -- particularly in light of recent teen suicides linked with homophobia in schools. Despite a shift in public attitudes and legislative... More Info

Women, Sexuality and the Political Power of Pleasure

Zed Books | July 23, 2013 | 224 pages
This pioneering collection explores the ways in which women's sexual desires are experienced by them and how this experience effects women's empowerment. It shows that an exploration of pleasure can have a hugely positive impact for women at the personal, social and political levels. Traditional... More Info

Champion of Choice

March 1, 2013 | 536 pages
Not many women can claim to have changed history, but Nafis Sadik set that goal in her youth, and change the world she did. Champion of Choice tells the remarkable story of how Sadik, born into a prominent Indian family in 1929, came to be the world's foremost advocate for women's health and... More Info

Nomadic Theory

December 16, 2011 | 416 pages
Rosi Braidotti's nomadic theory outlines a sustainable modern subjectivity as one in flux, never opposed to a dominant hierarchy yet intrinsically other, always in the process of becoming, and perpetually engaged in dynamic power relations both creative and restrictive. Nomadic theory offers an... More Info

The Problem with Work

Duke University Press | September 9, 2011 | 287 pages
DIVThe Problem with Work develops a Marxist feminist critique of the structures and ethics of work, as well as a perspective for imagining a life no longer subordinated to them./div  More Info
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Molly Kool

Down East Books | June 16, 2011 | 120 pages
In North America, the sea was long the dominion of men, but thanks to the inspiring example of Molly Kool, that all changed. Molly wasn't trying to be an activist or a role model. She was just trying to find her way in a profession she loved, and in doing so opened the doors for all women who came... More Info

Beyond Caring Labour to Provisioning Work

April 30, 2012 | 208 pages
Although women have long been members of the labour force, the proportion of domestic, caring, and community work they provide compared to men or the state has yet to decrease substantially. Beyond Caring Labour to Provisioning Work offers a powerful new framework for understanding women's work in... More Info

American Savage

Dutton Adult | May 21, 2013 | 320 pages
On the heels of his Emmy-winning It Gets Better campaign, columnist and provocateur Dan Savage weighs in on such diverse issues as healthcare, gun control, and marriage equality with characteristic straight talk and humor. Dan Savage has always had a loyal audience, thanks to his syndicated... More Info

The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You

Arsenal Pulp PressLtd | October 1, 2009 | 205 pages
The author's views on gender and identity.  More Info

The Birth of Chinese Feminism

April 2, 2013 | 328 pages
He-Yin Zhen (1886--1920) was a female theorist who played a central role in the birth of Chinese feminism. Editor of a prominent feminist-anarchist journal in the early twentieth century and exponent of a particularly incisive analysis of China and the world. Unlike her contemporaries, He-Yin Zhen... More Info

Victory

Harper Perennial | June 4, 2013 | 464 pages
When the modern struggle for gay rights erupted in the summer of 1969, forty-nine states outlawed sex between people of the same gender. Four decades later, in 2011, New York legalized gay marriage and the armed services stopped enforcing Don't Ask, Don't Tell. Successful social movements are... More Info
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Ain't I A Woman

August 1, 2006 |
bell hooks South End Press; 1981 Paperback; 205 pages 9781897071199 A groundbreaking work of feminist history and theory analyzing the complex relations between various forms of oppression. Ain't I a Woman examines the impact of sexism on black women during slavery, the historic devaluation of... More Info

Sisters of the Yam

February 15, 2005 | 208 pages
When Sisters of the Yamwas originally released in 1994 it won critical praise and solidified bell hooks' reputation as one of the leading public intellectuals of her generation. Today, the book is considered a classic in African American and feminist circles. It provides a launching point for much... More Info

Women's Writing and Muslim Societies

January 15, 2013 | 194 pages
This is the first book to evaluate works by Western and Muslim women writing about the Muslim experience in the Middle East, North Africa, Europe, and the United States. In addition, Sharif Gemie looks at how women's writing about Muslim societies has changed over the past century, from the playful... More Info

New Queer Cinema

Duke University Press Books | March 26, 2013 | 352 pages
DIVB. Ruby Rich designated a brand new genre, the New Queer Cinema (NQC), in her groundbreaking article in the Village Voice in 1992. This movement in film and video was intensely political and aesthetically innovative, made possible by the debut of the camcorder, and driven initially by outrage... More Info

Orgasmology

Duke University Press Books | December 24, 2012 | 274 pages
For all its vaunted attention to sexuality, queer theory has had relatively little to say about sex, the material and psychic practices through which erotic gratification is sought. In Orgasmology, Annamarie Jagose takes orgasm as her queer scholarly object. From simultaneous to fake orgasms, from... More Info

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